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father still clinging to live after a brutal assault. >> and wikileaks julian assange claiming there's a witch hunt against his company. good evening. i'm tom fitzgerald. we'll begin tonight in montgomery county where a silver spring couple woke up this morning to find one of their cars was gone. it was stolen in the middle of the night by two men. they know that because of the theft being caught on tape. fox 5's karen gray houston is in our newsroom. what do we know about this? >> well, tom that, it probably didn't occur to the thieves to look for a camera efore they drove off in a car that didn't belong to them. unfortunately for the couple, they still don't have the car back and police say it's a crime that could have been prevented. the timestamp on the video shows the crime happened shortly before midnight at the
family rambler on busy new hampshire avenue not far from the beltway. the couple and their new baby were sleeping at the time and the thieves were very brazen. he says first they got into his car. >> they got into my own car, but they couldn't start it because they didn't have any keys. >> reporter: but they apparently found the spare key to his wife's 2003 gray honda pilot in his car and used it to start her car. you can see the suspects very clearly. >> one of them started the car. then the other one came and met the other one and there's so much traffic. so when the traffic was eased, they pulled to the road. >> worse yet he lost month than his wife's car. >> my car. ly my two wallets in my car and the two wallets and credit cards and contents, most important documents. >> his wife says she's a
lighter sleeper than her husband and woke up when she heard a noise. >> i try to peek out to see if everything was okay. >> from her vantage point at the bedroom window she couldn't see anything but her husband's car, so she went back to sleep. the family's surveillance camera, however, mounted above the front door saw it all. >> we never had anything, anything, any crime around here. >> the video shows the criminals also tried to get in the neighbors' cars next-door unsuccessfully. no one was home when we stopped by to ask about. it meanwhile a police report has been filed, but police say this type of crime of convenience is all too common. >> it starts out as a theft from auto where a suspect comes into a neighborhood and try car doors and get into the unlocked cars. sometimes they just steal personal electronics that have been left there overnight. >> captain stark says there's an easy way to prevent your cell phone, laptop, ipad, even your car from being stolen.
take the valuables out of your car and lock your vehicle. anyone who recognizes the suspects in t video is asked to call montgomery county police. >> karen gray houston tonight. maybe that can help police close this case. the man who was found on a doorstep badly beaten in front of a house near eastern market in southeast remains in critical condition tonight. t.c. maslin is in a coma. doctors have had to remove parts of his brain due -- parts of his skull due to his brain swelling. police are not sure yet just exactly what happened with this attack. prince george's county tonight are trying to piece together a deadly motorcycle accident in upper marlboro is. ship th happened in early morning hours along brown station road and fenway lane. 26-year-old juan pena of silver spring died after he was struck
by a vehicle. the driver in the striking vehicle suffered minor injuries. it's back to school for kids in prince george's county tomorrow. meanwhile, though, the county's named the d.c. educator as its interim schools chief. alvin crawley, deputy chief of programming for the district's special education office, he's going to take over on september 4th. he will replace william hite who had stepped down to lead the philadelphia school system. the school board is expected to select a permanent replacement by next spring. >> time for a weather check now. fox 5's gary mcgrady joining us in the weather center. a little wet today. what can we expect the rest of the week? >> we have some showers out there now, tom, but it's nothing like what we were having earlier. we'll go right over to radar to show you the little bit of rainfall that we have concentrated from the city back out along 66. this is not very heavy at all. we zoom in a little tighter. the heaviest of these showers from vienna back down to
annandale. they continue to move just a little bit, mainly up to the north, to the northeast just a bit, very light rain through parts of d.c. let me show you there's still rain in the forecast in the bigger picture. we're seeing more rain gathering farther back out to the west, western parts of virginia and into west virginia. eventually that will sweep through overnight tonight. so we're going to leave showers in the forecast overnight tonight and then we'll continue to have showers in the forecast for tomorrow as well. temperature right now in some places, look at frederick, 64, gaithersburg 66. complete workweek forecast is coming up in a few minutes. >> obviously from that map we'll have more to talk. about. turning to the middle east now, a developing story out of afghanistan tonight where another afghan police officer opened fire. the nato military coalition says the man in a police uniform shot and killed an international service member. as you know, this is the latest in several attacks by afghan
forces against nato allies including american troops. two u.s. soldiers were killed along with the gunman in the first assault. the taliban claimed responsibility for that shooting. in the second attack a member of the afghan security forces shot several nato members. fortunately no one was killed in that attack. attack. a sundanese helicopter carrying government representatives crashed in that country today. all 32 people aboard were killed. they were on their way to attend prayers for the end of ramadan, the state run news agency saying the helicopter crashed because of bad weather. a cabinet ministry, former presidential advisor, two sundanese military generals and a television crew are among those who died. the founder of wikileaks tonight says he will continue to fight for what he calls truth, justice and human rights. julian assange has been hiding out in ecuador's embassy in london seeking asylum for the last two months. tonight he called on president obama to end what he's saying
is a witch hunt against his website that has leaked classified information. fox's anita coyman has a report. >> reporter: in a speech from the balcony of ecuador's embassy in london wikileaks founder julian assange defending his organization against allegations of espionage. >> the united states must pledge before the world that twill not pursue journalists for shine -- it will not pursue journalists for shining a light on the secret crimes of the powerful. >> reporter: also handing down a laundry list of demands to the u.s. >> the united states must renounce its witch hunt against wikileaks, must dissolve its fbi investigation, must vow that it will not seek to prosecute our staff or our supporters. >> reporter: on thursday assange was formally offered asylum by ecuador considered as a preemptive strike by that country's president, an attempt to protect assange for charges
against the united states for his role in publishing classified diplomatic documents. >> he's in embassy and will be arrested even though he has asylum. i don'ted than at all. >> reporter: britain -- don'ted that at all. >> reporter: britain won't al -- don't understand that at all. >> reporter: britain won't allow assange to leave the embassy and is now threatening to take the immunity away, the obama situation weighing in considering the stanoff a matter for governments of britain, sweden and ecuador. something assange didn't talk about the allegations of race by two women in sweden. those charges and britain's attempts to extradite him are what's keeping assange inside the embassy. assange strenuously denied the allegations. anna coyman, fox news. all this meanwhile is causing budget concerns as well in london especially amongst
scotland yard where officials there say it is costing $80,000 a day for police to keep watch on that embassy at a time when london police force is being forced to cut its books by nearly 20%. we're just getting started on the news at 10:00. almost 30 years after the death of a virginia state trooper his family tonight is hoping that you can help them find his killer. there's new evidence in this case that it could help with some new clues. >> mitt romney's tax returns causing a stir between two of our local governors. coming up we'll tell you what they have to say when fox 5 news at 10:00 continues.
get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached. carmax. start here. there is now a $50,000 reward for information about the murder of a virginia state trooper. that murder happened almost 30 years ago. johnny bowman was off duty when he was stabbed to death inside of his manassas home in 1984.
as fox 5's paul wagner tells us tonight, investigators have a dna profile, but what they need is a name. >> reporter: johnny bowman information his pajamas when someone rang the bell of his front door at his manassas townhouse just after 4 a.m. august 19th, 1984. >> the attack was brutal. trooper bowman was stabbed over 40 times within the foyer of his home within a short period of time. >> reporter: bowman's brother who was in the house heard the commotion and briefly saw the attacker who left behind a hard hat, wig and a pair of nonprescription glasses. he described the killer as a black male. investigators also say the killer said a few words before launching the assault. >> it was a statement to the effect hi, i'm from the expletive power company. then trooper bowman was immediately attenwhat's never b established is a motive, a fact that haunts the trooper's daughter who spoke with fox 5
back in 2004. >> every night before bed i mean just random times that's all i think about is stuff like that and it's hard also looking in the mirror when you look exactly like him. it's been 20 years now and i still don't know who did it. so i just want it to be done with. >> reporter: detective elliott says he works the case every day and if someone came forward with name, he may be able to solve the case. he confirms the dna evidence has already ruled some people out. >> they can always come forward anonymously if they wish, but, of course, we would prefer that they provide their information so we know who we're talking to and dealing with, but yeah, absolutely. there are people out there that have information that will solve this case and we're asking for them to come forward. >> reporter: detective elliott would not say where the dna was recovered, but advancements in technology allow investigators to now routinely obtain dna evidence from anything that absorbs sweat or on items that may have retained skin cells years after it was left behind.
trooper bowman's daughter nicki was just 2 years old when he was killed. she is still wondering who and why. >> fox 5's paul wagner reporting tonight. the fbi came up with the reward money tonight. that stands at $50,000, but here is what you can do ifed you like to help. if you think you -- if you'd like to help. if you think you can solve the case, you can call 1-800-225- 5324 or the virginia state police tip line at 703-803- 2637. coming up on fox 5 news at 10:00 folks have been calling rg3 the ferrari, but what happened today? the redskins players competed off the field to see who has the best car. >> just ahead a look at the journey of the ride helping children of active first
two scenes of tragedy were tied together in an emotional day in aurora, colorado, this weekend. a bible used at ground zero in new york city made its way to the theater shooting memorial. in 2001 a chaplain gave the bible to a 9/11 first responder to help him cope with the devastation around him. the bible is now being taken to other communities dealing with similar tragedies. the annual 9/11 memorial ride is just completing its journey to ground zero. the event started thursday in shanksville, pennsylvania, where participants honored those who died in united airlines flight 93. from there riders paid respects at the pentagon memorial and then on to the world trade center site. >> reporter: for some 11 years hundreds of riders from the america's 9/11 foundation have been able to come to ground zero, but this is the first
year riders are going to the memorials in shanksville, pennsylvania, and here at the world trade center. new york marks the final leg of the ride. the group has now traveled through six states and washington d.c. they started in somerset, pennsylvania, and traveled to the flight 93 crash site in shanksville. then it was on to the pentagon and finally new york. we spoke with a man who has been on every ride. he gets emotional when talking about going through small towns and seeing average americans lining the streets with signs in their hands and tears in their eyes. board member richard pinavia says 9/11 still haunts him today. he's a tower 2 survivor honoring his son-in-law's best friend joe hunter, a firefighter who lost his life trying to save others. >> i have highs and lows. today i did pretty well. there are times i get up there and i just start crying. i'm 66 years old. i guess when i stop crying, you can put me in the ground.
it's a very emotional impact. people carry it within their hearts every day. >> reporter: for our years of coverage and support america's 9/11 foundation presented me with a flag on behalf of fox news. it has been flown over all three crash sites. today the motorcycle ride raised some $180,000 for children of active first responders across the country. anna coyman, fox news. there was no rest for some redskins players today. it was the fifth annual redskin ride car show at redskins park in ashburn. players showed off their rides at the practice field. they competed with each other's amazing cars for awards like best in show and people's choice. all the proceeds raised today will go to charity. just ahead as we continue tonight, a senate candidate in missouri is getting all kind of flack for comments he made about rape victims and abortion. >> and it's been one week since paul ryan joined the republican ticket. how is the new vp candidate affecting the race, plus governors martin o'malley and
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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. it's been a busy week one of the romney/ryan campaign. it is now in the books. so what is the impact of the gop vice presidential pick having on the debates? vice president joe biden's comments, well, they're also ringing through the sunday talk shows and is he a liability for president obama? those are just a few of the topics that they're still talking about in the circles on sunday morning talk shows. fox 5's melanie alnwick. >> reporter: on the sunday morning talk shows this week it was all about the vice presidents, paul ryan injecting enthusiasm into the gop campaign saying romney advisor ed gillespie. if. >> paul ryan has given a real
jolt in terms of the volunteers signing up and contributions coming online and he has a relationship with governor romney that i think is a very positive one. they're very good together and i think people see that. >> reporter: in talking about medicare and the nation's debt, republicans are trying to seize the mantle of a very serious campaign. >> we're broke and they're being honest about the fact that we're broke. >> reporter: democrats meanwhile are trying to deflect harsh criticism of joe biden after his now infamous chains comment. former white house spokesman robert gibbs told fox news sunday's chris wallace biden is not a liability. >> i'm happy and proud of joe biden and happy and proud to have him on the trail every day. >> reporter: but the cracks about biden continue. listen to this on face the nation. >> this guy is like one gaffe after another and he's a joke on late night television. i think they've also locked him in his room for the rest of the campaign. >> reporter: romney's team
complained loudly about negative attacks. now the democrats summoned their indignation. >> the fact is joe biden throughout his career has fought for equality and opportunity and to suggest something else, it may have been a misuse of words, but to take it to that extreme is just too much, mr. mayor. >> how about apologizing for it instead of the white house backing him up on it? >> reporter: on meet the press maryland governor martin o'malley admitted biden put his foot in his mouth. >> it was certainly an in delicate choice of words. >> reporter: then followed up with a shot at romney practically calling him a tax dodger. >> we know that he has been engaged in tax avoidance schemes with offshore accounts in the cayman islands, the bahamas. it is tax avoidance at a time when everyone in the country needs help to accelerate the rove he's hiding his money in the off-- recovery he's hiding
his money in offshore accounts and betting against the future of the united states. >> that's just flat wrong, martin. this is the same reckless and slanderous remarks that harry reid said a couple weeks ago. this is not what the american people are caring. about this is below their dignity. >> reporter: though they both denounce the negative attacks, neither side pledged to stop it. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. joining us tonight is fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. mark, we start with paul ryan. we were with him in virginia on friday. clearly he sticks to the message and although there's been no voodoo economic comment that he's ever had like george bush and ronald reagan had, are the differences between mitt romney's idea about budgeting and paul ryan's differences in budgeting, will that come back to haunt this ticket at any point? >> well, the democrats will definitely point out that there
are differences of opinion and policy and they tried to answer that on 60 minutes where romney really sort of admonished him or at least tried to clarify it and say look, he's running in my campaign. so i think they're going to try to quell or disaccentuate, if that's a word, the differences and say they want ryan's enthusiasm and the following, but in terms of ideology, maybe there will be some inconsistencies. >> you see paul ryan on the campaign stump this week and obviously vice president joe biden drew a lot of controversy with his comments about putting people in chains. at what point does this become a real problem for the obama campaign and not these remarks we've heard of oh, that's just biden being biden? >> i think that's an accurate statement. i mean he's had a history of
gaffes. he's called gaffe prone, but democrats think he appeals to sort of the working class clientele that they want to get that obama can't reach. they stress his scranton upbringing and the idea that he can appeal to blue collar democrats, but they went so far as to say look, when they said maybe hillary clinton should -- john mccain who they don't take advice from, but hillary clinton should replace joe biden and they reiterated that nothing is going to happen in terms of that. they are going to let biden be biden and feel that the positives outweigh the negatives. >> mean while there are two candidates at the top of these tickets which we've now talked about, mitt romney and barack obama. mark, you've covered this for years. do we make too much of this? do people vote for president based on who the vice president is? >> no. i really don't think they will. i think the last time that i mentioned this the previous sunday the last time a
candidate actually won states and won the presidency was 1960 when lyndon johnson won his homestate of texas and kept the solid south when there was a solid south for the democrats, but i think sarah palin definitely hurt john mccain, but it wasn't the determining factor in the election and you can list a lot of candidates. john edwards comes to mind who was brought on to carry his native state and didn't. so the point is that what ryan has done is given some enthusiasm and focus to the republican ticket and sort of anteed it up and i think it was probably a good strategic choice for mitt romney. >> you'll be in town for the republican convention, but we also hear that you're hearing some things about the district and democratic national convention coming up in charlottesville, some breaking news as it were, about roles of
prominent d.c. politicians and where the statehood is going to be. >> in charlottestown. usually you're error free. the thing i've heard is anita bonds, chairwoman of the democratic party in the district and the chairperson of the dnc wrote is eleanor holmes norton going to speak. i spoke to her today and she still hasn't heard whether or not she's going to speak and more important is the statehood advocacy that has been in the platform four times, the last time in 2000, mayor gray i spoke to friday has called cory booker the mayor of newark who is the chairman of the platform committee three times, not got a call. so the word statehood might not appear in the platform for some reason the democratic party thinking it's too provocative and incendiary and they don't want it in the platform. that is the situation.
up to now they have two weeks to remedy that. >> the hits keep coming for the district. >> the insults never stop. >> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin, thank you so much. we appreciate your time. a missouri congressman tonight is backtracking on comments that he made about a woman's body shutting down to prevent pregnancy in the case of "a legitimate rape." this came from a six term congressman todd akin who has been leading recently in polls to unseat senator claire mccaskill. listen to the interview on a st. louis television station. the interviewer asked if abortion should be legal for pregnancies as a result of rape. >> first of all, of what i understand from doctors that's really rare. if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down, but let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something. >> well, congressman akin had no comment to this, but he did later issue a statement saying that he misspoke about the
issue. senator claire mccaskill issued her own statement saying, "it is beyond comprehension that someone could be so ignorant about the emotional and physical trauma brought on by rape." she called the comments offensive. i a new report tonight is claiming iran is getting a lot of underground help from iraq to maneuver around u.s. sanctions imposed by countries because of iran's nuclear program and some are questioning whether or not the obama administration's decision to remove troops from iraq was a good idea. fox's peter doocy has that story. >> reporter: the last convoy of american troops left iraq eight months and one day ago. now there are reports the iraqi government is helping iran work around harsh economic sanctions and ambassador john bolton says there's not much we can do about it anymore. >> yet another reason among many why we should not have reduced our troop presentation
in iraq. >> reporter: a few weeks ago on july 31st president obama approved an executive order imposing new sanctions against the iranian energy sector. in his announcement the president said the treasury department was imposing sanctions on the islamic bank based in baghdad because the bank facilitated transactions worth millions of dollars on behalf of iranian banks that are subject to sanctions for their links to iran's illicit proliferation activities. president obama reportedly once complained to iraqi prime minister nouri al-maliki when iraq was letting iran use their airspace to fly supplies into syria and the iranian planes started flying a different way, but these new reports indicate some in the iraqi government are profiting directly from trade with iran. a treasury department official told the new york times we will pursue and are actively pursuing efforts to prevent iran from invading u.s. or international financial sanctions in iraq or anywhere else.
iraq now does as much as $11 billion worth of business with iran every year according to the new york times. in washington peter doocy, fox news. sports is up next on the news at 10:00 and the nats' bats came alive at nationals market. lindsay murphy is here with all the highlights after the break. >> of course, rain today. some places got a whole lot. i'll show you where that happened, plus we have a few showers still lingering out there this evening. how long will the rain stick around? i'll have your full forecast coming up. [ male announcer ] do you support work for welfare?
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nationals. >> they're five games up on atlanta. the best they could do is eight games up and the least they could do would be two games up. let's go eight games up and everybody can relax. today mother nature played a round with the nationals emotions, but the nats have the final day thanks to bryce harper's good day and gio gonzalez who picked up his 16th win which sets a nats team record. we'll show you gio on the hill. he didn't have his best stuff, but it was good enough. scoreless in the 2nd danny espinosa with some opposite field power sends one over the wall in left field, his third homer in the last six days, 2-0 nats. bryce harper sends one into the gap in right center. jayson werth will score all the way from first base. bryce gets his sixth triple this year. nationals lead 3-0. bottom 5, harper, but this time he gets all of it, a solo shot, 12 of the year. nats win 5-2 taking the series from the mets.
they are five games up on the braves. last night the bears provided a whole new set of challenges for robert griffin, iii. unlike last week against the bills the rookie quarterback was pressured from the start. third play from scrimmage he's able to say, but should have thrown the ball away earlier. instead he meets julius peppers. later in the 2nd quarter griffin scrambles 14 yards and sets up a neil rackers field goal, but there were only five 1st downs generated. the rookie admits there is one thing he need to learn. >> when pep pushed me down, i probably should have got rid of the ball earlier, but those are things you figure out through the course of the game and season. it's not that i've never been in those situations before. sometimes you got to know when to not try to make a play. >> don't mess with julius peppers. d.c. united hosting the philadelphia union, 71st minute united down until bronco
boskovitz gets lucky, tied at 1- 1. 89th minute a chance to win it with a penalty kick, but the ball sails over the crossbar. the game ends in a time. d.c. united sits fifth in the eastern conference. coming up tonight on nissan sports xtra we'll have more from kurt cousins. >> that was just a love tap from julius peppers. that guy could lay you out. >> you think? >> hi, i'm julius peppers. i'm here to knock you into the stands. >> i just think he got lucky because he got out of bounds quicker. coming up as we continue tonight on the news at 10:00, beachgoers may have a new robotic lifeguard following you around this summer. should human lifeguards be nervous? that story is coming up when we return.
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at the beach, but it soon could be. human life guards could soon be replaced by robots. fox 5's tony perkins has more on what may be the lifeguard of the future. >> reporter: when you think of a lifeguard, you might conjure up images of david hasselhoff and pamela anderson in baywatch or a teenager working their first summer job, but a new life saving device could change that. meet emily which stands for emergency integrated life saving lan yard. >> it's a remote controlled floatation device similar to a jetski, but in a much smaller version. it's powered by thrust from the water shooting through the internal jet. it's remote control. it will go at a speed of approximately 20 miles an hour. >> reporter: the small watercraft is fitted with a floatation device and can get to people in distress much quicker than a human. it can't bring swimmers back to shore, but it can keep them
safe until rescuers can get there. >> victims can hold onto emily until a swimmer can get out or multiple people can hold on and be pulled back to shore safely. >> reporter: emily is being used by a handful communities around the country. last month it was used in its first rescue in oregon. >> emily runs about 15 minutes on a fully charged battery. it goes out in just about any conditions. it can get over decent sized waves and heavy surf to get to the victim in distress. >> reporter: the small watercraft costs around $10,000. emily doesn't replace a lifeguard or first responder. someone must be on the shore to operate emily and lifeguards have skills that emily can't replicate. it also can't be used if a swimmer is unconscious. one lifeguard said it's a useful tool when there's an emergency. >> gary mcgrady joining us
now. growing up at the beach, that could come in handy. >> weather today started out not so good, looking better tomorrow? >> a little bit. it's still cloudy. we'll have some showers. we won't have rain like we had most of the day. it was great, though. >> beautiful for a little walk in the neighborhood, clouds were gone, starting to cool down. >> there's still a little spotty showers out there, but not everybody has been getting wet. just the fact the temperatures are down is a good thing, a little brief baek from the heat and listen, we can use the rain any time we can get it around here. so it may not be great to have rain on a sunday, but some places are so desperate for a little rain, it's pretty much a good thing. in the district now it's dry. this is live radar. we find a little rain shower activity, a little bit stronger just west of great falls. this is the western section of loudoun county. some of this extend into fairfax county, not quite up to
the river. pardon me, that's fairfax county and loudoun county there. just about to cross the river up toward darnestown in montgomery county. you can see here not moving very fast. it's definitely creeping up to the north. right now that's basically the only shower that i can find. if we look back to the rain today, by far the heaviest of the rain was down to the south down i-95 into north carolina. notice all the yellows and oranges and reds there. that's rainfall that exceeds 3 inches. so most of the heaviest rain was down south, but we did have a couple, three places here in the area that had some pretty good rain. one was up in northern montgomery county there under the 270 sign and up into frederick county. they had as much as 1 1/2 inches there. another place we had a pretty good bull's eye of rain was down south in southern sections of charles county where it was approaching 2 inches of rain, but one more spot and the heaviest rain we ended up with today was here in the district
northwestern sections of the district. if you get into the eastern part of district, not much rain, but right there in that bull's eye more than 2 inches of rain fell under a pretty good little thunderstorm. a little bit as you come away from the bull's eye, of course, the rainfall gets a little bit less and less a little farther down to the southwest whethe western sections of the district around mclean, about an inch of rain and farther east and southeast almost 1/2- inch to northeast received right around 3/4-inch. up i-95 some places .1-inch up there. so not much. where you did get some rain it was pretty decent, but most of us ended up with about .1-inch to 1/4-inch of rain, just a few spots with heavier rain than that. this evening we've been drying out, but back west look what we see here, more showers, a few more thunderstorms firing up. there's more low pressure that will move across overnight tonight. so with that in mind overnight
tonight and at least through the day tomorrow we'll leave a chance of rain in place. it should not be as much as what we had today. 78 for reagan national was the high. that was so nice, first time we've been in the 70s for highs in quite a while. dulles and bwi both coming in at 76. right now we've fallen down into the lower 70s at national, gaithersburg 64, frederick 64. these temperatures will settle down a little more. i think most places are probably getting down to between 60 and 63 degrees in the suburbs. in town we'll be in the upper 60s for low temperatures. this is futurecast tomorrow morning, clouds and a few showers out there. the commute could be compromised a little bit by some of the light rain showers. through the day we'll continue with that, maybe a couple thunderstorms as well. tomorrow night more showers, more clouds. we dry out a bit tuesday, but still on tuesday there's going to be a chance for showers and maybe a thunderstorm. showers overnight. not everybody gets wet.
we'll have some coming across. otherwise it will be cloudy. we'll have fog forming by tomorrow morning. spotty showers and thunderstorms tomorrow and tomorrow afternoon. high temperature is about like today in the upper 70s. tomorrow's high temperature really will be dependent on whether or not we get any sunshine or not. a little bit of sunshine and the temperature could just up to around 80 or so, maybe some in the lower 80s, but i don't anticipate much, if any, sunshine tomorrow. a little warmer tuesday, still scattered showers, thunderstorms, more sunshine, wednesday about the same, 84 degrees and by thursday and friday this week we begin to dry out, but i don't see any real hot stuff this week. i do begin to see next week maybe some heat coming back. >> you talked about the drought that's going on. what we got today, was that enough to kick us out of that? >> not at all. what's going to kick us out of the drought or the dryness situation we're under probably will be something tropical or we have to wait until the fall when we can bring in heavier
rain with more moisture from the south. >> so you want slow sustained, not one big gusher. >> that's exactly right. it was a chance to relieve a bit of history for dozens of folks who got to ride on board a world war ii era bomber earlier this week. this fully restored b-17 flying fortress was on display at leesburg executive airport. some world war ii veterans turned out for the event and talked about their war experience. >> my claim is fame is i learned to fly an airplane before i could drive a car. after the landings in normandy general eisenhower directed that the 8th bomber command be used for tactical support of the invasion. so we went after a lot of bridges, a lot of german airfields. >> the b17 and the b24 together brought down germany in world war ii. they had 250,000 members.
they lost 80,000 to casualty, roughly 1/3 killed, missing in action or p.o.w.s. and so with that many people as casualties it's a very emotional experience for those men. imagine what it was like for an 18-year-old kid to go up there every day and be shot at. >> five days after my 18th birthday i was in the air force. we were on active live mission. we dropped bombs before the end of hostilities, but there was a period of time when people were starving to death. they had a very severe humanitarian life as well. most people don't even know of our mission, you know. >> it's important that we salute these gentlemen and thank them for what they did for us. >> well, if is a major part of history -- it is major part of history. why go see the liberty bell? that's history. why go see the washington
monument? why don't you remember the thousands of people that died during world war ii? there's a lot of them down. they're the heroes. we're not heroes. all dead over there. >> if they aren't heroes, who knows who is. still to come tonight athletes who have overcome the impossible preparing for the paraolympics in london later this month, including matt smithsny, top archery contender who was born without arms. >> coming up on the news edge at 11:00 police need your help catching two crooks caught stealing a car in the middle of the night on tape.